Vans x Captain Fin Collaboration Collection

July 19th, 2011 | By | 1,680 Comments

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Holy Ship! Now you can drop style and anchor with the new Vans x Captain Fin Co. collection. The special edition Vans Captain Fin SRPLS and Del Norte feature art, detailing and colors, created in collaboration with team riders/artists Andrew Doheny and Alex Knost.

Check out the collaboration styles HERE

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Art in the Streets at the MOCA – Visual Crack for your Eyes

July 16th, 2011 | By | 691 Comments

Street art is punk as hell. It grew up on crushed beer cans and gritty street corners. It’s a backyard pool, a railroad car or an abandoned building. It’s an album cover, a painted surfboard or a strange sculpture. Street art is so many things that it seems impossible to fit into one all-encompassing exhibit, but somehow this is exactly what they did at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. 50 street artists from around the world contributed to this massive display that is the first major survey of Street Art and Graffiti in the United States.

The result is a Disneyland-esque acid trip. Whole street corners and alleys were built. A mini indoor skate park sits at the front. Strange lights, colors, & sounds are spread throughout every corner. It’s as if Stanley Kubrick and Gaspar Noe wrestled the inside of the building and won. Somehow it all came together. The skateboarders, the artists, the gangsters, the punks, the surfers, the cholos, the rappers, the intellectuals all had this one thing tying them together: Street Art. It’s art for the sake of art. No dollar signs, no profit, just pure self-expression.

Go check it out you won’t be disappointed.

The exhibit is free on Mondays, compliments of renowned street artist Banksy. His words, “I don’t think you should have to pay to look at graffiti. You should only pay if you want to get rid of it,”

ART IN THE STREETS
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
04.17.11 – 08.08.11

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Top 5 Must Haves for a Tropical Vacation

July 15th, 2011 | By | 2,437 Comments

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It’s Summer, and I have the travel bug. I’m planning my trip to Hawaii’s North Shore next month, and I will be spending it lying on the beach sipping mai tais and eating poke. Does it get any better than that? So here is a list of my top 5 essentials to bring on any summer vacation: an amazing bikini, a multipurpose day to night dress/beach cover up, and fashionable accessories to accentuate your outfit. Remember on your next trip to pack lightly and avoid baggage claim at all cost, be comfortable, and above look stylish!

1. Vix Michelle Bikini Top and Bottom
2. Tigerlily Celestial Mumu
3. Reef Goddess Sandal
4. Billabong Day Tripper Bag
5. Super Lucia Sunglass

hannahAbout the Author: If buying girl’s apparel were anything like garage sale shopping, Hannah would be the one knocking at your door at 5am, trying to score the best picks. Spot this dog surfing enthusiast with a longboard and lifejacket-ed Golden Retriever.

Top-Ten Surf Tweets of the Week -Kelly Keeps Us Guessing

July 14th, 2011 | By | 1,168 Comments

To quote Dusty Payne, “Unless you’re on tour or in a video, it’s easy to fall off the map unless you start an original blog or twitter.” So the surf chatter on twitter has blown up with shit talking, rumors, travel tips, contest results, surf reports, and more.

It wouldn’t surprise me if sponsors reward the amount of “followers” surfers get, just like other exposure benchmarks written into contracts. Twitter is the perfect outlet for surfers due to it’s lack of etiquette, enabling pros mask years of missing English class for surf comps.

Here’s a few favorite tweets covering the gamut of banter flying around this week in the surf world:

Jordy claims he’s bluffing
Kelly Slater
Hundred dollar flight…thousand dollar mistake
Alana Blanchard
Huntington Beach bad-breath
Roy Powers
And don’t over estimate either…
Surfing Magazine
There’s obviously no drug testing on tour
Fred Patacchia
Who says big name surfers don’t run the tour?
Julian Wilson
Domma saying what we’re all thinking
Doomas Rumas
The goofiest goofy-footer ever
Matt Wilko
Son of the year
Ian Walsh
This is naughty. Follow at your own risk twitter.com/#!/Rottmouth
Rotton Mouth

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